A prosecutor from one of Kyiv’s local prosecutor’s offices was detained in the capital while receiving a bribe from a bank against which criminal proceedings have been opened.
According to the SBI website, investigators from the Territorial State bureau of Investigation in Kyiv, together with prosecutors from the Prosecutor General’s Office and DSI (Department of Strategic Investigations) of the National Police, detained a prosecutor from one of Kyiv’s local prosecutor’s offices for embezzlement (Part 2, Article 15 and Part 4 of Article 190 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
According to preliminary information, as a prosecutor in criminal proceedings for negligence of members of the board of one of the banks, he received money in the amount of 100,000 US dollars from a representative of a financial institution. With the funds, the prosecutor allegedly had to make a decision to close the criminal proceedings, and also promised to «cover up» the bank’s activities in the future.
The prosecutor was detained in accordance with Art. 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine in the bank. Priority investigative actions are currently underway. The issue of notifying the prosecutor of the suspicion and choosing a measure of restraint against him in the form of detention and removal from office is being resolved.
If convicted, the prosecutor faces up to 5 to 12 years in prison with confiscation of property.